Upcoming Training

Note: Due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements all upcoming training will occur online via Zoom unless otherwise stated. Course registrants will be sent Zoom login instructions after they register.

Building and Floor Emergency Coordinator Training

Are you part of your building's evacuation team? Are you a Building or Floor Emergency Coordinator in your building? This training is for you! Attend and learn more about your role as a Building or Floor Emergency Coordinator. These sessions are open to all BEC's and FEC's.

Thursday, October 1                  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.   Register here.

Wednesday, October 14             2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Register here.

For more information on building evacuations visit this page.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Are you a Building or Floor Emergency Coordinator? Attend a fire extinguisher training session and learn how you can respond if you encounter a small fire.

Future fire extinguisher dates will be announced when known.

Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Emergencies happen! Do you know what to do to be prepared for earthquake, tsunami or other disrupting emergencies? Attend this session and learn more about how you can be prepared in case disaster strikes.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020         09:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.      Register here.

Active Threat

An active threat is an emergency event in which an individual with a weapon poses an immediate danger to safety on campus. Learn what steps you can take during an active threat to protect you and those around you.

Future active Threat training sessions will be announced when known. 

Fire Drills 2020

Due to the current physical distancing requirements of COVID-19, fire drills are being arranged in a modified way for Building and Floor Emergency Coordinators this year. 

Remember: No matter where you are if you hear fire bells assume it is a real emergency and evacuate the building quickly and safely.

Past Events

ShakeOut 2019 - Thank you!

Thank you for your participation in the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut! Over 1 million people in B.C. participated in someway in this large earthquake drill!

Here at UVic we tested the UVic Emergency Alerts System. UVic Emergency Alerts uses a variety of methods to reach the campus community. No one method is perfect - each method has a different speed of message delivery and way of getting your attention. The goal is to reach enough people that the message is received and shared where you are. During yesterday's test we sent out 20,692 SMS text messages and 34,181 emails! We also tested the new UVic SafetyApp for the first time. All of these communications methods point people to for the most up-to-date information. These tests are done twice a year and correspond to ShakeOut in October and Emergency Preparedness Week in May. Testing is done to verify the systems work and remind people how they can receive information from the university during a significant disrupting event or emergency.  

As part of ShakeOut many instructors chose to do earthquake drills during class (thank you!) Several offices also participated. A drill occurred in Mystic Market and patrons there were encouraged to participate. An information display was staffed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in the lobby of the University Centre. Finally, that night a fun candy earthquake table was set up in the Commons Buildnig (Residence) and a small group of student ambassadors spread the message about earthquake safety as part of a trivia game.

We thank everyone who helped get the word out about earthquake preparedness. With a 1 in 3 likelihood of a damaging earthquake occurring in Victoria over the next 50 years it is very important that everyone knows how to be safe during an earthquake and how to prepare at home, school or work.

Mark your calendars - the next ShakeOut earthquake drill is October 15th, 2020!

Learn more about ShakeOut here.